The transdisciplinary research project “The Future of Sector Coupling at the Municipal Level (ZuSkE) – Shaping, Evaluating and Acting Together”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), addresses the central question: How can municipalities be effectively supported in the energy, mobility, and heat transition?
Supporting municipalities with communication tools
Energy transition starts from the bottom up. The “ZuSkE” project was carried out together with three different practical municipalities: Walldorf in Baden-Württemberg, Freilassing in Bavaria, and Berlin. These communication tools were developed and tested in a participatory manner with stakeholders from these communities:
- Sector coupling is complex – the “ZuSkE web application” creates a common knowledge base and visualizes the potentials of sector coupling. It’s worth a look: https://kommunale-sektorkopplung.ffe.de
- The “Catalogue of Measures” includes 100 example projects from municipalities throughout Germany. An interactive version, filterable by different categories, can be found here: https://kommunale-sektorkopplung.ffe.de/massnahmenkatalog
- What steps do we need to take to achieve our vision? The “Strategy Box” provides a step-by-step guide for community workshops. Free download option here: https://kommunale-sektorkopplung.ffe.de/strategiebox
Invitation to the closing conference on October 24 in Berlin
Wie können Kommunen bei der Umsetzung der Sektorkopplung unterstützt werden?
What experiences and insights have the project partners from the municipalities and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) gained with the developed scenarios, visualizations, the strategy box sector coupling, and the web application, and how can these experiences also be used by other municipalities for a successful energy transition on site?
These questions are the focus of the closing conference and you are cordially invited to discuss the results of this three-year research together! There will also be the opportunity to experience a strategy box live in a workshop and test it in practice. The final conference also offers an excellent opportunity to strengthen the vertical networking of actors at the state and local levels and thus contribute to the decentralized progress of the energy transition.
When: 24.10.2023 12:00 – 15:45 h
Where: VCH – Hotel Dietrich-Bonhoeffer, Ziegelstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Registration and further information: VDW: Abschlusskonferenz ZuSkE
About the project:
The consortium is composed of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Association of German Scientists (VDW) with the Civil Society Platform Forschungswende, the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) and DIALOGIK gemeinnützige Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Kooperationsforschung mbH and.